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Take advantage of Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday July 19-21

(Alabama Retail Association)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama’s 19th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2024, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 21, 2024. This is your chance to save while shopping for school-related items in preparation for the upcoming school year. This tax-free weekend allows shoppers to purchase a variety of essential items without the added cost of sales tax.

During the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, the State of Alabama will waive its 4% sales tax on essential school supplies and clothing. Additionally, over 300 cities and counties across Alabama, will also waive their local taxes, offering potential savings of up to 10%. All eligible municipalities in Cullman County have also waived their sales tax for the holiday.

Exempt items during this period include:

  • Clothing priced at $100 or less per article
  • School supplies valued at $50 or less per item
  • Books costing $30 or less per book
  • Tablets, laptops, computers and printers with a selling price of $750 or less

A full list of exemptions and non-eligible items can be found at https://tinyurl.com/BTSSTH24.

Cullman County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Shane Barnette encouraged all families to take advantage of this special weekend, saying, “Tax-free weekend provides a wonderful opportunity to save on those needed supplies as families prepare for the upcoming school year. With everything costing more these days, anytime a family can save a few dollars they need to take advantage of it. I am thankful we all have this opportunity.”

Although the sales tax holiday primarily targets back-to-school shoppers, everyone can benefit from the savings. Essential items such as diapers, printer ink, thumb drives, printer paper and art supplies are also tax-exempt during this period.

“The sales tax holiday offers parents a way to save on back-to-school needs. Saving money for consumers while stimulating sales for stores is what this weekend is all about,” shared Rick Brown, president of the Alabama Retail Association.

For more information related to the tax-free weekend, visit www.alabamaretail.org/resources/salestaxholidays/back-to-school.

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